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The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.
[Latin sēbum, tallow.]
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(Anatomy) the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that acts as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: tallow]
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the fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[1700–10; < Latin sēbum tallow, grease]
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The fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin of mammals. It protects and lubricates the skin and hair.
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|Noun||1.||sebum - the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin|
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
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sebum[ˈsiːbəm] N → sebo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
sebum[ˈsiːbəm] n → sébum m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Talg m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
sebum[ˈsiːbəm] n → sebo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. sebo, secreción espesa que segregan las glándulas sebáceas.
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